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Care managers, home health staff
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Private Patient Advocates
As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best possible treatment when ill. In this article, we asked one of this new breed, Patricia Knight, to help our readers understand better: what is a patient advocate, what do they do, and do you need one?
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Where are the Geriatricians?
SF Village Explorer Marilyn reports reading a local hospital newsletter stating that there are few doctors who identify as Geriatric Specialists, that is, those who treat the elderly. .........Read more
Medical Data Storage and Retrieval Discussed
Explorer Rich tells the group about an Apple medical app called Medical ID, which operates from the lock screen and allows quick access by responders to important medical information in an emergency .........Read more
Wish there were more Gerontologists
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Grand Rounds is a web-based service designed to take many common hassles out of finding medical care, or arranging a second opinion. The intention is for Grand Rounds to act as a virtual care manager, even locating a physician or specialist who accepts your insurance. Doubtless, the efficacy of...
Healthspek is a mobile app designed to help the user manage all personal, emergency, insurance, family and caregiver information. Note: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
This service is a real advancement in remote caregiving which allows for medical appointment scheduling as well as clinical testing with reports. Currently available in India.
Personal Health Record with audio Recording
It’s an accordion filer with tabs for storing all your paper and electronic medical records. It also has a high-fidelity audio recorder and playback device embedded in the inside cover. You take it with you every time you go to the doctor. There are tabs for organizing your documents, like...
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